BAE is highly reputable brand, the unit contains Carnhill tranny made in the UK, top notch components. No doubt it sounds great. What price would you expect?! Similar product from Telefunken(tdp1) costs 199 us$ same as Radial's JDI. For 120$ it's a real deal. Good transformer makes the difference. For keyboards and active basses this box is the magic spice. I use one home made with Lundahl transformer for my digital wireless reciever. My shure KSM9 sounds rich and warm like tube studio mic.